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17th Street West Bridge to close one lane for inspection

Aug. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A portion of the West 17th Street Bridge will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 5, for a routine inspection.

The bridge, which also is known as the Nick Joe Rahall II Bridge, will operate with one lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for about four weeks, according to a press release from the West Virginia Division of Highways.

Farmer's Market Vouchers available

HUNTINGTON -- Anyone who is eligible for a Farmer's Market Voucher can visit the Cabell County Community Services Organization Administrative offices next week.

The vouchers will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the office located at 724 10th Ave. in Huntington.

To be eligible for a voucher, applicants must be at least 60-years-old and live in Cabell County. Applicants should bring proof of residency, which includes a valid driver's license or a utility bill.

4 dead in Ky. murder-suicide shootings

JENKINS, Ky. -- A southeastern Kentucky man angered over the suspected theft of his wallet fatally shot three people and then turned the gun on himself, authorities said Friday.

Police found the four bodies early Friday morning in two different homes about a mile apart in the tiny Letcher County community of Jenkins on the Virginia border.

Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker said 58-year-old Timothy Shelby shot the three victims and himself with a 10 mm pistol. The victims were 35-year-old Jennifer Walters, 25-year-old Joshua Wyatt and 31-year-old Amy Ratliff.

"Apparently this guy thought these folks had robbed him of something," Baker said.

Shelby believed Wyatt had taken his wallet, Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Hall said. Hall said he doesn't know what led Shelby to suspect the theft.

Shelby and Walters were in a relationship and lived together in the home where Walters' body was found, Baker said. Wyatt and Ratliff were also in a relationship and lived in a home together, where their bodies were found along with Shelby's, police said.

The area borders the Jefferson National Forest in a region known for coal mining.

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